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Engine house

The brickwork and windows of the new engine house are now complete. John

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Heritage Weekend at Thelnetham Windmill Sept 14&15

Thelnetham Windmill will be open to visitors as part of National Heritage Weekend on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September from 11:00 until 17:00 on both days. Entry will be free of charge. The restored oil engine will be on … Continue reading

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Ruston and Hornsby engine

For the first time in 30 years our intrepid engineers Jim McCluskey, Chris Mills and Andrew Shone started the Ruston and Hornsby engine. “It is very, very impressive. Might be a good idea to divert the exhaust outside so that … Continue reading

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New Window glass in workshop

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Mellis Primary School visit

Children from Mellis Primary School visited Thelnetham Windmill on 9th July with teachers and parents. They were shown round the mill and associated outbuildings. The children showed considerable interest and asked many interesting questions. Feedback from the children has fed … Continue reading

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Restoration Update July 2013

Work has progressed to bring the Ruston Diesel Engine into service. See latest pictures, courtesy of Jim McCluskey:

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New Gate

The site at Thelnetham Windmill has a smart new gate:

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Aerial photo of Thelnetham Windmill

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Obituary to Michael Bryant, miller at Pakenham Windmill

Michael Bryant, who died on 18th March, was the miller at Pakenham Windmill. The Bryants have milled at Pakenham for at least 150 years. Michael was born on 13th June 1927 and started work aged 14. He helped with the … Continue reading

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Restoration Update April 2013

Photos from recent working parties

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